Canadian DJ Show in Calgary Offers Not-to-Miss Seminars for DJs and Industry Professionals
The Canadian DJ Show, presented by Pioneer DJ Canada, comes to Western Canada, for the first time in its five-year history this weekend. The highlights include seminars and workshops that are both varied and relevant for DJs, industry professionals and those considering becoming DJs or working in the industry. The CDJ Show runs at the BMO Centre (at the Calgary Stampede Park) on May 4th. Along with the seminars and workshops, the CDJ Show offers visitors an amazing exhibition of the latest and greatest products and services in the industry, including signature features such as the MixZone and DMC DJ Battle.
Seminar and workshop topics and presenters include: Dynamic Colour Effects Using Uplighting and Lasers with Robe Pettigrew; A Tour of the Maschine Family & Komplete 9 by Stoni of Native Instruments; Wes Straub presenting The Web for DJs: Power Up Your Brand and Business; Creating with Ableton Live and Ableton Push by Mitch Lee; C-Sik presenting Intermediate and Advanced Features in Serato DJ; Self-Promotion 101 with Jim Norris; Vickie Musni’s Speaking Her Language: The Four Dialects of Speaking “Bride”; key-note speaker, presented by Tricerasoft, Scott Faver with Transitioning From DJ’ing As a Part-Time Job Into a Career; and Hello World! Presenting Your Company at Tradeshows. Seminars run two at a time and are available to Full Pass Holders. For information on times visit http://www.cdjshow.com/site/seminars/.
Full-pass holders also get the exciting opportunity to participate in the Professional DJ/Producer Q&A with Tommie Sunshine. Sunshine is considered one of today’s most prolific remixers with more than 300 commissioned remixes to-date, including Katy Perry, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Donna Summer, The Killers, Elvis Presley, Yoko Ono, Santana and Fall Out Boy. He has appeared on Katie Couric’s talk show, been interviewed by Peter Jennings for ABC, appeared on BBC television and radio, A&E, VHR, NPR and occasionally writes for the Huffington Post. Tommie was also a highlight at Ultra music festival in Miami in 2013 and 2014.
The Canadian DJ Show is the ideal venue for DJs to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and to get educated on how to best use them. The CDJ Show Pro School, presented by Beat Drop, offers hands-on professional workshops featuring industry standard hardware and software from the world’s leading manufacturers. The Pro School workshop presenters help DJs and producers take their skills to the next level and allow them to tap into their industry certified and/or nationally proven skills, workflows and tricks of the trade. Each workshop is open to Full Pass holders only and is subject to capacity. Beat Drop is a music production and DJ school in Calgary and the only Ableton Certified Training Centre in Western Canada.
Although the exhibition and seminars happen on May 4th, the CDJ Show Networking Social takes place on May 3rd at Standard, located at 111-7th Avenue SW. This event is open to all full-pass holders (25 years and over) and takes place from 8-10pm. It is a unique opportunity to create and reinforce valuable professional relationships within the industry in a relaxed and positive atmosphere. Also on Saturday, May 3rd, all full-pass holders are invited to enjoy an exclusive tour of the National Music Centre. The NMC is home to the histories and memories of music in Canada, with a growing collection of unique and iconic musical instruments and sound equipment. Tours run on the hour, each hour, from 12-5pm at 134-11 Avenue SE. Passes to be picked up at the BMO Centre before arriving at the National Music Centre.
The MixZone is where everyone can check out the newest and hottest in professional DJ & studio equipment, hands-on. The gear is wired up, powered and connected to speakers and headphones, so people can hear what they are doing, while being as loud as they want. Visitors to the Canadian DJ Show are invited to play and test DJ controllers, turntables, CD players and more, for the duration of the show.
The DMC DJ Battle on Sunday, May 4th is a special event showcasing DJs from western Canada as they go head-to-head, live on stage, marking the return of the world’s number one DJ competition to Calgary. It is the traditional six-minute per set DMC solo showcase battle, with the winner advancing to the 2014 Canadian National DMC Championships in Toronto for an opportunity to represent Canada at the World DMC Finals in the United Kingdom. There are also prizes for the top three DJs in the Alberta competition.
2014 marks the fifth year of the Canadian DJ Show, its first Western Canadian edition and the first time there will be two shows in the same year – the second taking place in Toronto this fall. Admission: $99 full-pass, $40 exhibition (Sunday) only. 10am-6pm, Sunday, May 4th, 2014. For more information about the Canadian DJ Show, visit www.cdjshow.com.
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